Listen Live on  
 

KIX 100.9

KIX 100.9 - Pioneer Valley's Country - Springfield
 
 

FIRST GAY D-1 HOOP PLAYER IS FROM UMASS

 
FIRST GAY D-1 HOOP PLAYER IS FROM UMASS

UMass basketball player Derrick Gordon says in a televised interview that he's gay. Gordon made the announcement last night, becoming the first openly gay player in Division I men's basketball. The guard was the Minutemen's fourth-leading scorer with 9.4 points per game last season, when UMass reached the NCAA tournament for the first time since 1998. Gordon said he felt more confident to come out after seeing an NBA team sign Jason Collins, who became the league's first openly gay player when he joined the Brooklyn Nets this season.

 

Recommended Stories

More from KIX 100.9

*